There have been several rumors regarding who will direct the upcoming feature film adaptation of the hit TV series, Battlestar Gallactica. Earlier this week, X-Men director Bryan Singer was at the center of the most recent speculation. Since there was no immediate confirmation, I chalked it up to wishful thinking. But according to a reliable source (Variety), Universal has confirmed that Singer will direct the Battlestar movie!
More on Singer and Battlestar after the jump…
It turns out that Singer’s involvement with the film caught a lot of people off guard. Insiders were under the impression that he would helm one of the many X-Men spinoff’s such as the upcoming First Class. It turns out the director has had a connection with Battlestar long before he touched the X-Men franchise. Singer flirted with the idea of making a big screen adaptation of the series, before he even shot the first X-Men movie.
Battlestar fans are serious when it comes to this property so I hope he brings his A-game, and by A-game I mean The Usual Suspects/X2 game. No Superman Returns allowed. I haven’t seen Singer’s last film,Valkyrie, which starred Tom Cruise as the lead. That movie kind and came and went. Battlestar is a beast in more ways than one, so he needs to do it right. Some of my closest friends from back home are obsessed with that show. I can only imagine the pressure Singer is under to produce a quality film to follow up such an extraordinary series.
What do you think about Bryan Singer directing Battlestar Gallactica?